The Michael Cleary Band has been a Ct Institution for over 20 years. Although listed as a Rock/Funk Jam Band, that only describes a small part of who they are. When a band has been around for as long as The Michael Cleary Band, it is a constant evolution of playlists and genres. Very few bands are able to accomplish a feat of this magnitude. To be able to play the Live Music Scene in Connecticut, a band needs to be constantly evolving, and the Michael Cleary Band does exactly that.
Michael Cleary has the unique ability to go from cover to original and back again. This makes him one of the few bands on the Connecticut live music scene with the ability to do so.The Michael Cleary Band has opened for Tower of Power, Little Feat, NRBQ, The Average White Band and many more. MCB plays throughout the State,, and can show up doing covers, or their original music. And that is part of the reason for their longevity, the ability to give the audience a great show regardless of what the playlist consists of.